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SO DEAD: Floridians Dying From COVID In Record Numbers

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HHS: Another 269 Die In Florida Hospitals, From COVID, On Sunday.

REPORT: Morgue Truck To Broward County.

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BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Florida death count continues to rise as the United States Department of Health and Human Services reports that 269 people died in Florida hospitals from COVID-19 on Sunday.

That brings Florida’s COVID-19 death count to an astonishing 42,252 deaths since the pandemic began.

HHS also reports that 16,946 people are now hospitalized in Florida with COVID-19. Of those patients, 3,557 are in a hospital ICU, so sick that they need intensive care. Of all ICU patients in the state, at least 55 percent are being treated for COVID-19.

Statewide, 74 children under age 18 were newly admitted to a Florida hospital for COVID-19 care on Sunday. 2,318 adults were also newly admitted to a Florida hospital for COVID-19 care.

Of roughly 260 Florida hospitals reporting data, 49 are currently in the midst of a critical staffing shortage, while 51 expect a critical staffing shortage within the next week.

We note the Sun Sentinel reported today that a morgue truck has been brought to Broward Health Medical Center. A similar refrigerated truck was located in the rear of Bethesda East Medical Center earlier this month.

We expect hyper-specific local data within the next day. Palm Beach County ordered all hospitals in the county to initiate daily reports of COVID-19 patient counts, ICU admissions, and more effective today.

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